Vote for StoryBots at the 2018 Webby Awards!

StoryBots has been nominated for a Webby Award, and we need your help to win! Vote for StoryBots to win the People’s Voice Award here.

webbys_insta (1)The new StoryBots website was today named an official 2018 Webby Award Nominee in the Websites – Youth category by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

The Webby Awards are considered the Internet’s highest honor and this year received more than 13,000 entries from 70 different countries. As a nominee, StoryBots was selected as one of the five best in its category and among the top 10% of all work entered.

StoryBots is competing for both the Webby Award and the Webby People’s Voice Award. While the Webby Award is chosen by the Academy, the Webby People’s Voice Award is voted on by the public. Help StoryBots win by voting here today!

Voting is open through April 19, with winners announced on April 24. Be sure to spread the word and share the voting link with friends and family.

StoryBots.com makes learning fun for kids ages 3-8 with 500+ educational books, videos and games, while using its iconic Starring You® personalization technology to put the child at the center of the experience.

The website re-launched last year with the new Backpack feature, which lets teachers share the same educational activities and content used in class with parents to use at home for free.

Visit StoryBots.com and vote for the Webby People’s Voice Award here.

StoryBots Classroom Finalist for Best Early Childhood Education App

StoryBots Classroom – our free digital learning resource for teachers – was today named a finalist in the Best Early Childhood Education App or Tool category at the inaugural Tech Edvocate Awards.

More than 40,000 educators have signed up for the StoryBots Classroom program, which provides unlimited access to StoryBots’ massive library of educational ebooks, videos, activities and standards-aligned math games, all designed to make learning fun for kids ages 3-to-8.

The Edvocate is a leading voice in education policy, reform, equity and innovation. Winners of the Tech Edvocate Awards will be announced on October 31, 2017.

Are you a preK-3rd grade teacher? Sign up for free access to StoryBots Classroom here!

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They’re Back! All-New StoryBots TV Series Premieres Today

More StoryBots TV is here! Less than two months after the explosive debut of its Netflix original series Ask the StoryBots, JibJab Bros. Studios has announced that the colorful and curious characters are back in an all-new companion show, StoryBots Super Songs, premiering today, October 7, on Netflix.

Both series are based on JibJab’s hit digital children’s brand StoryBots, which has racked up hundreds of millions of views online for its educational books, videos and games and most recently received the Cynopsis Kids !magination Award for best educational mobile app and Learning Magazine 2017 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom. Ask the StoryBots marked the brand’s first-ever TV show and drew rave reviews:

“[It’s] both educational and entertaining in every scene yet is visually appealing as well as humorous enough to make both children and parents laugh out loud.” – Common Sense Media

“It’s a really fun and great way for your family to learn and laugh together.” – The Domestic Geek

“Parents and children alike will want to binge… StoryBots, when are you getting new episodes?” – Chico News & Review

“From the day Ask the StoryBots launched back in August, we’ve been inundated with requests from kids, parents and teachers all over the world for more episodes,” said Gregg Spiridellis, CEO and co-founder of JibJab and show co-creator. “We’re happy to be able to answer that call in a fun, new way with StoryBots Super Songs.”

Like its predecessor, StoryBots Super Songs centers on the StoryBots, who are curious little creatures who live in the world beneath our screens. However, while Ask the StoryBots follows Beep, Bing, Bang, Boop and Bo as they answer a child’s single question (like “why is the sky blue?”), the music-centric Super Songs has the characters exploring broader subject areas.

“StoryBots caught fire online because of our catchy, short-form music videos on subjects like dinosaurs, shapes, colors, the alphabet and more,” explained Evan Spiridellis, co-founder of JibJab and show co-creator. “This new format lets us tap into that heritage by mixing our trademark tunes with animated and live-action vignettes featuring our lead characters interacting with real kids.”

StoryBots Supers Songs features an all-star voice cast led by Judy Greer (ArcherMarried), with each half-hour episode focusing on two separate topics:

  • “Outer Space / The Body”
  • “Dinosaurs / Vehicles”
  • “Shapes / Colors”
  • “Animals / Emotions”
  • “Professions / Farm Animals”

All five episodes will be available starting October 7 for streaming on Netflix in English-speaking markets, including the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. A preview of the first episode will also be available on the StoryBots YouTube channel. For more information on the StoryBots, visit www.StoryBots.com.